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‘Love Triangle’ Far Oversimplifies ‘The Romantics’

The Romantics turns the unwritten rule that a friend's ex is off limits on its head. In the second novel by Galt Niederhoffer (A Taxonomy of Barnacles), the titular group — who earned the nickname for their various intra-clique entanglements — reunite in Maine for the very Waspy wedding of Lila and Tom (Laura's former roommate and boyfriend, respectively). The nine Yale grads simply can’t resist a snarky quip or a little behind-the-back gossip at each other's expense, and the result is, of course, highly entertaining.


The Romantics



Galt Niederhoffer

St. Martin's Press

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$23.95